Regular services

What to expect at our regular services, which are open to the public and free of charge.

You can also visit us for individual prayer in the Abbey from 10.30am - 12.30pm from Monday to Saturday, and in St Margaret's Church from 10.30am - 12.00pm, Monday to Friday.

We have made changes to the way we hold our services. Please familiarise yourself with the changes on our coronavirus page.

Tickets must be booked for our Sunday morning Sung Eucharist services due to social distancing measures. For all other services, please note that we may not be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We suggest you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey sing at Evensong with congregants seated behind them

Evensong

Every day except Wednesdays

A page in a book of psalms

Morning Prayer

Said daily in the Nave

A priest holds a communion wafer and a silver chalice

Holy Communion

Said daily in the Nave

Evening Prayer

Evening Prayer

Said Wednesdays at 4.00pm

Glass jugs of water and wine with a silver chalice

Sung Eucharist

Sundays at 11.15am in the Nave

This week's services

9th - 15th May 2021
Sunday, 9th May 2021
Sixth Sunday of Easter
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Byrd Mass for five voices
Palestrina Dextera Domini
Byrd Ave verum corpus
Buxtehude Praeludium in D BuxWV 139

Preacher: The Reverend Anthony Ball Canon of Westminster and Rector of St Margaret's Church

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3.00pm Evensong with the Installation of The Reverend Tricia Hillas as Canon of Westminster Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Harris Holy is the true light
Tomkins Responses
Howells in G
Stanford Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
Howells Paean

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster

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Monday, 10th May 2021
Our Lady of Pew
8.00am Morning Prayer Nave
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
Tuesday, 11th May 2021
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Morley Responses
Morley First Service
Palestrina Exaltabo te Domine

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Wednesday, 12th May 2021
John Islip, Abbot of Westminster, 1532
Florence Nightingale, nurse, social reformer
Gregory Dix, priest, monk, scholar, 1952
8.00am Morning Prayer Nave
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
Thursday, 13th May 2021
Ascension Day
8.00am Morning Prayer Nave
12.30pm Sung Eucharist Nave
sung by a cantor

Langlais Missa in simplicitate
Bach Es will der Höchste sich ein Siegsgepräng bereiten and Ja tausend mal tausend begleiten den Wagen (Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen BWV 43)
Bach Benedictus (Mass in B minor BWV 232)
Messiaen Transports de joie d'une âme devant la gloire du Christ qui est la sienne (L'ascension)

Preacher: The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

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Friday, 14th May 2021
St Matthias the Apostle
8.00am Morning Prayer Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
Saturday, 15th May 2021
9.00am Morning Prayer Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Morley Responses
Marenzio Magnificat octavi toni
Victoria Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Mendelssohn I waited for the Lord

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Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Some Sunday services require free tickets booked in advance.

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